The board of directors of the Schara Tzedeck Cemetery in New Westminster is proposing a 30-storey rental apartment tower on a site it owns across from the cemetery, near the 22nd Street SkyTrain station.
The tower consists of 230 residential units, 30 of which would be below- and non-market units. Roughly 2,000 square feet of retail space is also proposed, facing a small plaza with a childcare facility with 24 infant/toddler spaces and 20, three-to-five-year-old spaces. A 4,500 square foot community amenity space is also part of the proposal, and would be rented to community groups.
A total of 246 parking stalls are proposed, along with 290 long-term bicycle parking spaces and 18 short-term bicycle parking spaces.
The pre-application submitted to the City of New Westminster suggests integrating the proposed development into the planning process currently underway for the area around the 22nd Street SkyTrain station, which is mostly low-density, single-family homes.
The non-profit organization’s board of directors says the development will create an ongoing source of revenue to help fund its activities, as well as providing affordable rental units outside of the downtown core.
The architects are collabor8 Architecture and Design of Vancouver.